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Health experts answer questions about Pulaski illness

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RADFORD - Health officials say that although a co-infection of strep and influenza is extremely rare, signs of either illness should be taken seriously and treated quickly.  

We sat down with public health expert Dr. Erin Cruise from Radford University's school of nursing, who laid out the most common ways these diseases are transmitted.

"It has to happen fairly quickly or you have to be in fairly close proximity to the person who's coughing to catch the flu from them, but that's the primary means of transmission of the flu virus. Strep A is more direct contact with the person who's infected."  
Dr. Cruise says one of the best ways to protect yourself is to get a flu vaccination, and if you are not feeling well, see your doctor and do not be out and about around a lot of people.  
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